Synopsis by Kathleen Wildasin
Hosted by Tony award winner Nathan Lane, Great Streets: The Grand Canal is a 60-minute tour of Venice's unique passageways. The program, one episode in the five-volume Great Streets series, captures both a historical and modern-day look at one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Lane journeys through Venice's streets on a gondola, tries his hand at rowing, and visits a woodworking studio where oar mounts are hand-carved. Highlights include trips to the Rialto Bridge, Piazza San Marco, restored churches, and vineyards, and Lane enjoys a traditional dinner of spaghetti vongole prepared by Chef Ivan Catanachi. Other Great Streets programs feature Fifth Avenue in New York City, the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, the Champs Élysées in Paris, and Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard.
Austria, bridge [structure], canal, church, gondolier, vineyard